Fjildlab: field laboratory in Northeast Fryslân

The Fjildlab is a field laboratory for strengthening the circular economy and a sustainable agricultural sector in Northeast Fryslân. Fjildlab strives for a high-quality landscape with an international appearance in which living and working, recreation and tourism and the services of nature are in balance, resistant to the effects of climate change.

Working together in an open structure

Fjildlab works with an open structure that allows new participants and new projects. Many of the relevant agricultural networks are already involved in Fjildlab, including two collectives for agricultural nature management: Agrarian Collective Waadrâne and association Noardlike Fryske Wâlden, representing a total of more than 1,000 agricultural entrepreneurs in both livestock and arable farming, SME companies (Northeast Business Federation) Fryslân) and the Knowledge and Innovation House (KEI). In addition, the municipalities of Noardeast-Fryslân, Tytsjerksteradiel, Achtkarspelen, Dantumadiel (united in ANNO), Smallingerland, Wetterskip Fryslân, Province of Fryslân and various knowledge institutes (including SPNA, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, NHL-Stenden, Nordwin, University of Groningen and Wageningen University).

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Healthy soil

As a basis for the circular economy

Water and agriculture

Values ​​of blue and green ecosystem services

Nature and landscape

Use nature, biodiversity, landscape and recreational sector for new products and services

Renewable energy

Regionally produced and marketed sustainable energy

Food and nutrition

Production of healthy, regional and functional food


Regional manure processing

Adaptation to salinization

Developing salty products and services


Validate residual flows